1. What running shoes do you train in?

Asics Kayano,

2. How many miles did you run last week?

About 25

3. What's your favourite racing distance?

Marathon when fit and uninjured

4. Where's you favourite place to train?

The hills of Rahoon and Barna

5. What's your favourite race or event each year?

Streets of Galway/ Athenry 10k

6. What annoys you most at races?

Women walkers in front of me at the start

7. What race, that you haven't yet run, would you most like to take part in?

Athens Marathon

8. What was your best-ever running performance?

Racing the streets of galway at 19stone, didn't win

9. What was your worst-ever running performance?

Connemara 1/2 marathon this year

10. What's the strangest thing that you've ever seen on a training run?

Topless sun bathing in Dangan

11. Favourite piece of running gear?

Ipod nano, it confuses the other voices I hear when running

12. Who would you most enjoy beating in a sprint for the line?

The person in second last place

13. What was the best bit of training advice you were ever given?

Don't overtrain

14. In ten years time will you still be running?


15. If for some reason you were told you could never run again, how do you

think you'd react?

Ok, once I could walk

16. Have you ever been bitten by a dog while running?

Nearly, usually kick them if they try

17. Have you ever had to stop for an emergency 'Paula' during a race?

Ye, against a tv crews van at the Paris marathon, was one of many

18. Favourite post-race food?


19. Most embarrassing ever running-related moment?

Running in the dark at home, and running into some complete stranger

20. The greatest Irish Athlete of all time is/was?

Eamon Couglan